WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.
“In cities like Salt Lake City, Houston and Phoenix, through partnerships and the aggressive delivery of supportive services, we have shown that veteran homelessness is not a reality we have to accept,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “The Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program has proven time and again that it can be effective in helping veterans overcome obstacles to employment and sustainable housing, and they deserve nothing less.”
The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is awarding funds competitively to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless.
Grantees in the HVRP program network coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans, visit www.dol.gov/vets. For more information on this grant announcement, please contact the department’s Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4589.
To view a complete list of the grant awards, click here.